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July 24, 2001 | ANTHONY KUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Chinese court convicted a U.S.-based, Chinese-born academic on espionage charges today and sentenced her to a 10-year prison term, her family said. The Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court found Gao Zhan guilty after a one-day trial in which Gao spoke in her own defense and maintained her innocence. Gao, 39, a researcher at American University in Washington, was detained along with her husband and son by state security agents as they prepared to return to the U.S.
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June 24, 2001 | ANTHONY KUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
American technicians have made progress in dismantling a crippled Navy surveillance plane and have removed its tail cone in preparation for flying the aircraft home from China's Hainan island, according to U.S. contractors. The aircraft has been stranded on Hainan since it made an emergency landing there April 1 after colliding with a Chinese fighter jet over the South China Sea. Photographs released by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
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June 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A 179-year-old letter from President Monroe to China's emperor, seeking the return of a damaged vessel pillaged on southern Chinese shores, sold for a higher-than-expected $19,150, New York auction house Sotheby's said. The 1822 letter, thought to be the first direct communication between a U.S. president and the emperor of China, was bought by an absentee bidder.
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June 5, 2001 | From Associated Press
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday that he has given a limited go-ahead to resume military-to-military contacts with China now that this spring's spy plane incident is being resolved.
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May 11, 2001 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former President Clinton on Thursday urged China's quick entry into the World Trade Organization and said the United States should work as a partner with the Asian nation so that "the world will be a better place." In a speech here to the Fortune Global Forum, a gathering of about 700 international business executives, Clinton said his efforts as president to build a strong Sino-American relationship were part of a larger drive to involve the United States in Asia's future.
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May 11, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A self-styled alliance of Chinese computer hackers has called a halt to attacks on U.S. Web sites, after claiming to have broken into more than 1,000 sites. The group, which calls itself the "Hongke Union," thanked hackers but said it would not be connected to any further attacks. Chinese hackers declared a weeklong war on U.S. sites, from April 30 to last Monday, after a U.S. Navy spy plane collided with a Chinese fighter jet, setting off a diplomatic standoff.
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May 6, 2001 | From Associated Press
U.S. military officials received detailed information Saturday from technicians who inspected a crippled U.S. Navy surveillance plane that collided with a Chinese fighter jet last month. A U.S. Pacific Command spokesman at Camp Smith on Oahu island said the briefing continued into the afternoon with no immediate end in sight. The U.S. technical inspectors from Lockheed Martin Corp. arrived at Honolulu International Airport early Saturday, said a second Pacific Command spokesman, Navy Cmdr.
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May 5, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A team of American technicians completed its delayed inspection of a crippled Navy reconnaissance aircraft in China and reported that the plane could be repaired and flown home, a Pentagon official said in Washington. The official, who asked not to be identified, said a preliminary report indicated that the turboprop EP-3 could be repaired for flight despite damage to the nose and engines.
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May 4, 2001 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vowing to make religious liberty "a guiding doctrine of our foreign policy," President Bush said Thursday that China's persecution of believers will thwart that nation's aspirations of becoming a great power. Reciting a catalog of religious repression, Bush also said his administration will never condone the abuses that it says are occurring in Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Cuba, Afghanistan and the former Soviet republics in Central Asia.
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May 4, 2001 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Bush administration scrambled Thursday to dispel the idea that its top officials disagreed over policy on military contacts with China. One day after the Pentagon announced one policy, only to withdraw it after the White House raised questions, President Bush indicated that there was no split among U.S. policymakers. Defense Secretary Donald H.
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